About us

The Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP) is a virtual network that brings together more than 150 research groups. It is an interdisciplinary center of competence of the University of Zurich. Integrative physiology combines research on the levels of molecules, cells, organs and the whole organism with the aim to bring into focus the complex functions of the human body.

Since its founding in 2005, the ZIHP is a unique and excellent instrument to bring the people beyond institutional or faculty borders together. With the funding of cooperative projects, basic and clinically-oriented research groups are linked. These cooperative projects are characterized by the "added value" generated by the consortium partners in the sense that the outcome is more than the sum of its parts.

Sprint fellowships support outstanding PhD and MD-PhD students for their research in integrative human physiology.

The ZIHP funded four assistant professorships throughout the past 10 years.

State-of-the-art equipment, techniques and services related to cardio-vascular, renal, respiratory, muscle and metabolism functions are provided by the Zurich Integrative Rodent Physiology (ZIRP) Facility.

The promotion of young researchers is ensured through the PhD Program in Integrative Molecular Medicine that is integrated in the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (LSZGS).

The ZIHP organizes regular scientific symposia, seminars and events for the public, the series Wissen-schaf(f)t Wissen.